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Alexa goes hands-off for Amazon's new Fire HD 10 tablet

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After updating the lower end of its Fire tablet line earlier this year, Amazon has now refreshed the flagship model, the Fire HD 10. The new tablet sports a higher-resolution screen than its predecessor, more powerful internals, a new...Show More Summary

Global support for TM Forum "City as a Platform" Manifesto

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Communications Industry Association TM Forum today unveiled its City as a Platform Manifesto along with the endorsement of more than 40 major cities and government and industry organisations worldwide. The manifesto outlines ten fundamental...Show More Summary

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Reminded Me Why Comics Adaptations Can Be A Good Thing

Kingsman. The Golden Circle has the umbrella guns, missile-firing cars, and suit-wearing secret agents that you've been wanting to see. More surprisingly, the second movie to spring from the Kingsman/The Secret Service comic-book franchise...Show More Summary

Australian Microchip Breakthrough Could Help Us Build A New Kind Of Computer

On Monday, a team of scientists in Australia announced an exciting breakthrough. For the first time, researchers were able to turn light into sound on a microchip. But -- as crazy-sounding new physics applications tend to be -- it's probably going to be a long time before you see one of these chips on a computer you can buy. Show More Summary

Loftium Wants You To Host An Airbnb For 357 Days A Year In Exchange For A Home Down Payment

A woman cleans an Airbnb rental in Las Vegas in February 2017. Photo. AP Ask someone what their dream house is, and you'll get a lot of different answers. Perhaps a rustic ranch house out on the plains. Maybe a New York or San Francisco brownstone. Show More Summary

Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi Might Direct The Long-Awaited Live-Action Akira

Anticipation is sky-high for Taika Waititi's Thor. Ragnarok, which is due out October 26 and looks exceedingly fun. With his spotlight at an all-time high, he may soon sign on for another one of Hollywood's most eagerly awaited projects. The live-action Akira movie. More »      

Deals: 100 Hours Of Computer Science Training For 90% Off

With giant strides being made in machine learning, cloud computing, and web development, it's safe to say that the tech sector is booming. As a result, a myriad of jobs are opening up in the field--you just need some training to get your foot in the door. Show More Summary

This Electric Three-Wheel Car Looks Fantastic, And Has A Novel Solution For Charging

I get emails about concepts and proposals and grand automotive schemes all the time. It's pretty rare that any of them actually come to fruition. But I was sent one that, while still very much non-existent, was charming and interesting enough that I want to show it to all of you. Show More Summary

Vibrating space boots could indicate ground obstacles in augmented reality

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Changes in gravity can make walking difficult for space explorers, and that's before you take into account the bulky footwear and limited field of vision. Scientists at MIT and non-profit research lab Draper are developing a sensor-equipped...Show More Summary

Is climate change making our food less nutritious?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A symbolic threshold was crossed in 2016 when carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere from a monitoring station at the South Pole recorded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in possibly four million years. Much study...Show More Summary

The plan to send 50 small spacecraft to tour 300 asteroids

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Asteroids have a lot to teach us about the early days of the Solar System, but their nomadic nature makes them hard to study. To observe a wide range of space rocks, a European team is proposing a mission called the Asteroid TouringShow More Summary

In The First Trailer For Tomb Raider, Tombs Are Definitely Raided

Image. Warner Bros. It's been nearly 15 years since one of video games' most iconic heroines, Lara Croft, hit the big screen... rather unsuccessfully. Now she's back in the form of a new reboot, and this time the tombs Lara is raiding are looking deadlier than ever. More »      

US Secretary Of Interior Installs 'Big Buck Hunter' To Celebrate Conservation

Photo. AP Like most of Trump's cabinet, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is uniquely unqualified for his job. He doesn't really give a shit about conserving federal lands -- his primary mission. And today he demonstrated his own weird...Show More Summary

What Would Happen If Everyone In The World Lost Their Sex Drive?

Online dating apps, pornography, advertising, and the continued existence of the human race all testify to a healthy, ongoing interest in sex among human beings, despite the fact that millennials appear to be having less of it. Until...Show More Summary

Nurses post Snapchats of themselves giving babies the finger and calling them ‘mini Satans’

The disappearing photo messages of Snapchat have given people freedom to speak their minds in ways not possible in other messaging apps, but for several nurses in the Jacksonville Naval Hospital, being rude to babies and then posting...Show More Summary

iOS 11 Will Break A Lot Of Very Cool Apps

Among the many new features and updates iOS 11 will bring to your iPhone and iPad, there's one that some users might not actually want. Apple is finally neutering older 32-bit apps, which means that some of your favourite games or productivity tools simply won't load with iOS 11 installed. More »      

Better battery makes for a longer-range hybrid Mercedes S-Class

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Mercedes S-Class has been treated to an efficient plug-in hybrid makeover. With a 90-kW electric motor supporting its gasoline V6 engine, Mercedes says the 560e blends in-town efficiency with the power and range to cruise the autobahn... Continue...Show More Summary

Amazon's Newest Gadget Is A Tablet That's Also An Echo

It was bound to happen. Amazon storms into the voice-controlled gadget game, just like the tablet game, and eventually, a Fire tablet becomes an Echo. That just happened. Amazon's new Fire HD 10 tablet is also a hands-free Echo. It's mostly a tablet, but that Echo bit is interesting. More »      

Russian Military Accidentally Fires At Civilians During War Games

At least two civilians have been injured in a bombing incident during Russia's war games earlier this week. Videos of the incident have been posted to YouTube and appear to show two helicopters firing at a civilian viewing area. Russian media report that the incident is being investigated by the military. More »      

Scorching hot Mercury looks icier than previously thought

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With blistering daytime temperatures of up to 800° F (427° C), Mercury isn't the first planet in the solar system you'd think to look for ice. But its slow spin, thin atmosphere and perpetually dark poles mean that on the night side, the mercury (pun intended) can plummet to -290° F (-180° C), creating the perfect conditions for icy deposits. Show More Summary

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